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The Looked After Children (Scotland) Regulations 2009

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Fostering and kinship care allowances

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33.—(1) A local authority shall, subject to such conditions as they consider necessary, pay such allowance, as they see fit to–

(a)a foster carer or a kinship carer with whom a child has been placed in accordance with these Regulations;

(b)where a child is required by virtue of section 70(3)(a) of the 1993 Act to reside with a person other than their parent, the person with whom the child is directed to reside; and

(c)any person in whom parental responsibilities and parental rights are vested by virtue of the making of a permanence order with whom a child who is the subject of that order is residing.

(2) Any allowance payable in terms of paragraph (1) may–

(a)be–

(i)a fixed allowance applicable in the case of all children for whom the local authority have responsibility by virtue of section 17 of the 1995 Act;

(ii)a rate applicable to certain categories of case; or

(iii)amounts relevant to the individual needs of a particular child; and

(b)take into account the needs and circumstances of the person with whom the child is placed.

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